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'''Arkansas''' () is a U.S. state|state located in the Southern United States|southeastern region of the United States.Jones, Daniel (1997) ''English Pronouncing Dictionary'', 15th ed. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-45272-4. Its name is of Siouan languages|Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage (tribe)|Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Native Americans in the United States|Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the The Ozarks|Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Known as "the Natural State", Arkansas has many diverse regions that offer residents and tourists a variety of opportunities for...
PublisherArkansas Historical Association |work= Arkansas Historical Quarterly | volume= 9 |date=Autumn 1950 | pages= 206–7}} The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the The Ozarks|Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Known as "the Natural State", Arkansas has many diverse regions that offer residents and tourists a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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